Nostalgia for the 1980s and ’90s is with us in a big way, particularly when it comes to pop culture. But what do the movie stars of that era look like now? The reality may surprise you – especially if you’re accustomed to their in-character appearances. And A League of Their Own’s Megan Cavanagh – a.k.a. Marla Hooch – is a perfect example.
Those who remember the early 1990s may recall a Penny Marshall-directed film called A League of Their Own. The movie hit box offices in 1992 and featured a mixture of stars and relative unknowns. Tom Hanks, Madonna and Geena Davis already had their names up in lights, while Rosie O’Donnell and Lori Petty were among those yet to make their marks in Hollywood.
In addition to boasting a now-beloved cast, A League of Their Own had several other hooks that drew audiences in. For one thing, it’s a sports film based on one of America’s favorite pastimes – baseball – and for another, it centers around the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL).